Stoke City have struggled to live up to some of the early hype, with them picking up just two points from their first three Championship games.
Although some might point to a naivety at Championship level, with Gary Rowett in charge that shouldn’t be the case.
He’s been here before, managing in the second tier with Derby and he should know better than anyone what is required.
The Stoke squad is strong, but there’s still too many players over which a question mark hangs. Have they retained too many from the relegated squad? Are they destined to be this year’s Sunderland?
It isn’t panic stations yet, but as each game approaches more questions get raised than answered.
Here, FLW look at three talking points ahead of this evening’s clash with a talented Wigan side.